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Remember when burning CDs was a thing, and everyone had stacks and stacks of blank CDs stored on spindles? Well, if you still have some of those spindles and no need for the CDs anymore, this easy DIY project turns them into a fun desk or hanging lamp, perfect for your workspace or home office.

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Generally speaking, ultra-cheap DIY projects don't look great. Somehow instructables user maybolicious figured out how to circumvent that unfortunate downside and create a stylish LED lamp for only $US3.25.

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Lamps aren't terribly expensive — even some of the cooler ones — so you're not going to save a lot of money by making your own. That said, if you've ever wanted a great project to teach you about basic electronics, MAKE's got a simple set of instructions for creating your own energy-efficient lighting.

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RGB LED lights are a great way to accent your home, but colour control usually has to be done from the light itself. If you want to control those colours over Wi-Fi, OpenPicus has put together a guide using its Flyport Wi-Fi microcontroller.